At WWDC today, Phil introduced Bertrand Serlet to talk about the Mac OS. He announced that Snow Leopard will be available in late September for Intel Macs with either OS 10.4 Tiger or 10.5 Leopard.
Apple highlighted many of the features, including speed, refinements and support for other software.
- Faster installation process: 45% faster and 6 GB smaller
- Speed improvements for Mail, Safari 4, Spotlight and more
- Support for Microsoft Exchange Server to Mail, iCal, and Address Book
Snow Leopard will also be available with unlimited client licenses on Mac, Windows, and Linux for $499.99.
For Leopard Users:
- Snow Leopard single-user license will be available for $29.99
- Snow Leopard Family Pack (five-user license), will be available $49.99
For Tiger users:
- As part of the Mac Box Set (which includes Snow Leopard, iLife ’09 and iWork ’09), the single-user license will be available for $169.99
- Again, as part of the Mac Box Set the five-user license Family Pack will be available for $229.99
- Currently, we do not see evidence that a Snow Leopard upgrade is available for Tiger users as a stand-alone piece. However, the price of the Mac Box Set is still cheap, and you get all three!
In addition, customers who purchase a qualifying new Mac system without Snow Leopard (any Mac with Leopard) can get the OS for $9.95!
The Up-To-Date upgrade package will be available to customers between June 8, 2009 and December 26, 2009. Visit www.apple.com/macosx/uptodate for more information.